Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Products I've Got To Use Up!

When I had a mammoth clear-out of my make-up & toiletries last week, I discovered some hidden gems and some 'what the hell was I thinking?' products.

So, this has prompted me to look at what I kept and think about which products should be used up (in a kind of 'Project 10 Pan' way). So, my 10 products to use up (and NOT re-purchase) are:

* Palmers Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
* Body Shop Shower Gels (cherry, lemon, shea & almond)
* Marc Jacobs perfume shower gel
* Body Shop Almond Body Mist (2 of them!)
* Body Shop Shea Butter scrub
* Body Shop Brazil Nut scrub
* Nivea Shower Oil

There are a few other things I want to get used up aswell, but I'm going to start with these first.

When I had my sort-out, I was pretty ruthless. To give you some idea, when I cleared out my bedroom (make-up drawers/shelves, underwear, clothes, magazines, etc, etc, etc!) I managed to fill 6 bin-bags!! Eek!!

When I had decided which make-up/beauty products I wanted to get rid of, I then had to divide them into categories: 

* keep & use up ASAP
* give away
* sell on eBay

Afterwards, I was left with was a great selection of beauty, hair care, make-up, perfume, etc. Now when I look at my 'collection' I see lots of great items that I can actually use. For example, instead of the 5 different cleansers I was hanging on to, I now just have 1! It's also really cleansing to have a clear-out :)

I chucked away a lot of things that I had been hanging on to 'just in case'. Other items I kept because I thought 'I'll use it sparringly so it will last' but then I never used it for that reason! Now I think about it, I wish I had had a clear-out ages ago. Oh well! ;)

My room now looks neat, tidy & organised. It makes me happy to look at it, which is a great bonus :) I'm also just going to use the products I have and enjoy doing so. I have to tell myself that if I need another one I will be able to afford it, so I should just get on and use it! Silly I know, but that's the way I think :)

As for the products I have listed above, I think I will use the Palmers' cocoa butter as a foot cream, the Body Shop shower gels as bubble bath (and lots of it!) and just try and get through the rest as soon as possible. This is not a bad reflection of the products, I just prefer using other things and they're taking up space!

Have you started a 'Project 10 Pan' of your own yet? If so, how are you getting on? x


  1. Great idea, I'm moving in a few weeks and I've had to be ruthless as well! :)

    Great blog, i'm following! check out mine if you'd like! http://justablogaboutbec.blogspot.com

  2. @bec thank you! x I'm getting the hang of this blogging lark! ;) I will pay yours a visit and 'follow' you too x thanks again :)


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